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I love 3D Mario, but it's odd to be reminded like this that Nintendo never perfected Mario's movement in 3D until Odyssey (or 3D World I guess). Getting Mario to walk in a straight line, or to STOP him going in a straight line, is surprisingly tough.


Beat Meg on my first attempt, in the second run (the one after the intro). I dunno if that's good, but I'm happy with myself. Ranged seems like the way to go in this game.


"Oh boy, I just got Mario 3D All-Stars in the mail! I'm ready for some nice nostalgic escapism and leaving all of the worries of 2020 behind m-


Does it still count as an anime opening if it's a movie? And it plays in the middle?


I have a hard time deciding what is responsible behavior in these times. In my area cases are on the rise (but fairly limited), and things like contact sports are allowed. But it feels hypocritical to not shake hands, yet go fencing later that day.


So a new Hyrule Warriors has been announced, and I have one very important question: How are the butts? I look forward to finding out, once again.


I sometimes have to remind myself that it's okay not to be working on my backlog in favor of replaying an old game I liked. I don't need to apologize for playing the game I feel like playing.


So far it seems like the 3D Collection won't be making gameplay changes, only some graphical ones. In that case, Blue Coins will still be a paaaaaaaiiiiiin. Fingers crossed for a hint system (or good lord even just a counter), I guess.


Don't sleep on Super Mario 3D World. Some of the most fun I've ever had with a Mario game. Me and my best friend went through the whole game in one sitting, from waiting for the postman to the final boss. The final boss was bonkers. Such a joy.


I let Summer go. I was not ready. Not only did I really love having her around on the ship (she's so sweet!), but this one easily hit the closest to home for me personally. Fuck That Dragon.


Saying goodbye to Alice (the hedgehog lady) was...tough. I've never been through something like that in real life, but it still hits hard. I also edited the ship to put her house close to the sheep.


Spiritfarer is so, so soothing. It's a management game where you're not constantly juggling a million things that need to be done yesterday. It also has the best hugs in videogames.


Oh boy, here's hoping! [EDIT: Nope. That's okay, that means I can play A Short Hike or Spiritfarer instead.]


I'm normally not into management/base building games, but Spiritfarer looks extremely wholesome and cute. Going to look for some more gameplay and try the Steam demo, but I may well jump on this.


Look who I folded! She's real origami, out of one square. Design and tutorial by JeremyShaferOrigami.


Man, I am so bummed by Horizon on PC. I can already tell it's a great game, Aloy is a wonderful character, and there's some Dutch national pride involved here, but since Friday I haven't been able to play it for more than 5 - 20 minutes before crashing.


It's a lot bigger than I thought; I can't even wrap my hand around it. Looks hot though, and it feels good to handle. Penis.


I've been playing Bloodstained and quite enjoying it, but I just got stuck for an hour. Looked at a guide, and it turns out...that progression was locked by a random enemy drop.


"I'm not a soldier / but I'm fighting / Can you hear me through the silence? / I won't give up 'cuz there will be a day / We'll Meet Again." Keep on keepin' on, all. Have some new TheFatRat.


Well, would you look at what day it is! Ten years already, that's slightly more than 1/3 of my entire life. The site has changed a lot over the years, friends have come and gone, but my feeling for this place and community is very much the same.


Man, that sucks. I used to watch Mythbusters religiously (still would, if it were available to stream easily), and the Build Team always seemed like cool people.


Finished Future Connected today, in basically one sitting. It was a nice little expansion on Melia's character (who has never been cooler!) and the new area has some lovely music. The only thing that I found weird was *spoilers in comments*.


Finally finished Xenoblade again. Such a fantastic game, and the ending does things to me man. Now on to Future Connected; I'm really looking forward to what that will have in store for me. Spoilers in comments.


I'm not feeling my best right now. I'm waiting for a decision on extension of my PhD, and finding motivation for my next article is hard. I really need to sleep better, but at least I can start doing sports/see friends again very soon. Send good vibes.


Min Min may very well be my favorite Smash DLC character so far. Very unique and fun to play. Her Megawatt arm can kill even uncharged (Smash Megawatt kills at 80 - 90). If you're in control of the fight she's buff as hell, but she buckles under pressure.


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .

I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.

Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:

StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:

and a Spell Card for The Wombat:

Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:

RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:

And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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